Ex-Las Vegas Sands president expected to testify

Former Las Vegas Sands president follows Adelson on witness stand in breach of contract case

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies for a third day in Clark County district court, Monday, April 8, 2013, in Las Vegas. Under cross-examination by his attorneys, the 79-year-old multibillionaire was explaining on Monday why he thinks a Hong Kong businessman is not entitled to a payment of $328 million. Businessman Richard Suen says he's owed that money for helping Adelson's company, Las Vegas Sands, gain a foothold in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Former Las Vegas Sands president William Weidner is expected to testify Wednesday in a $328 million breach of contract case brought by a Hong Kong businessman.

Weidner was second only to Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson in the early 2000s when Richard Suen claims he helped the company enter the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.

Suen says Sands stiffed him for his work.

Adelson testified on Monday that Suen didn't really help the company.

Weidner was still working for Sands when the case was first heard five years ago. The jury found for Suen but the verdict was tossed on appeal.

Weidner and Adelson have since had a falling out.

His testimony Wednesday may be the first wild card in what has so far been a rehash of the first trial.

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